In June 2019, Opportunity Finance Network, First Nations Oweesta, and Wells Fargo proudly launched the Native CDFI Awards.

A three-year program, the Awards honor and support Native CDFIs creating opportunity and promoting self-sovereignty measures and strategies that advance local efforts for community asset building within their tribal communities.

Award Types

The Native CDFI Catalyst Award is a $100,000 grant for one Native CDFI with a compelling strategy.

The Native CDFI Seed Capital Award is a $25,000 grant for one Native CDFI offering a strategy with great potential in various stages of development.

To Apply

Applications for the 2020 Native CDFI Awards are due October 2, 2020, by 5 PM ET.

Read the guidelines for detailed information about the Awards and application process: